Tuesday’s campaign round-up

TUESDAY’S CAMPAIGN ROUND-UP….Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that wouldn’t generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:

* A new CNN/Opinion Research poll shows Obama leading McCain nationally by eight, 53% to 45%. The same poll showed Obama leading by four in late September.

* A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows Obama leading McCain nationally by six, 49% to 43%. The same poll showed Obama leading by two points just two weeks ago.

* A new CBS News poll shows a closer race, with Obama leading McCain nationally by four, 47% to 43%.

* In Ohio, a Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Obama leading McCain by six, 51% to 45%, while Time/CNN shows Obama up by three, 50% to 47%. Rasmussen, however, shows McCain up by one, 48% to 47%.

* In Florida, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by seven, 52% to 45%.

* In Virginia, SurveyUSA has Obama up by 10, 53% to 43%, while a Suffolk University poll shows Obama up by 12, 51% to 39%, and Rasmussen shows Obama up by two, 50% to 48%.

* In New Hampshire, Time/CNN shows Obama leading McCain by eight, 53% to 45%, while SurveyUSA has Obama up by 13, 53% to 40%.

* In North Carolina, Public Policy Polling shows Obama leading McCain by six, 50% to 44%, while Time/CNN shows Obama and McCain tied at 49% each.

* In Colorado, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by six, 51% to 45%.

* In Wisconsin, Time/CNN shows Obama leading McCain by five, 51% to 46%.

* In Indiana, Time/CNN shows McCain leading Obama by five, 51% to 46%.

* In Missouri, Rasmussen shows Obama leading McCain by three, 50% to 47%.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.